Complications in postbariatric body contouring: Strategies for assessment and prevention

Joseph Michaels, Devin Coon, J. Peter Rubin

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Abstract

Massive weight loss patients present specific challenges to the plastic surgeon. Review of these issues may be valuable for the surgeon who does not specialize in this area. Obtaining excellent results involves a comprehensive perioperative approach, beginning with proper patient selection and appropriate expectations. Operative considerations such as hypothermia prevention and thromboembolic prophylaxis can play a role in improving outcomes and reducing morbidity. Appropriately focused postoperative care completes the surgical plan, leading to satisfying results for both patient and surgeon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1352-1357
Number of pages6
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume127
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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